4WARD TOGETHER 4 MILLION STEPS

Lakeside Family Services launched its first A MILLION STEPS fundraising campaign in 2020, targeting to reach 1 million steps together to raise funds for our programmes serving (ex-)inmates and their families.

This year, we hope to continue supporting them in their journey to reintegration. Together with all our staff, volunteers and friends of Lakeside, we are committed to pledge 1000 steps for each of the 4000 (ex) inmates we work with. In the spirit of going the distance together, our campaign this year is titled

4WARD TOGETHER 4 MILLION STEPS.

CROSS ISLAND WALK

I started my social work career in 1992 at Lakeside Family Services, reaching out to disadvantaged children, youths and families.

Last year, Friends of Lakeside and myself went on a 38km Cross-Island Walk from Lakeside to Changi Prison as a sign of our commitment to walk the long journey of recovery and reintegration with prisoners and their families. This year, a group of us will do the cross-island walk again in support for the incarcerated whom we work with. Please come join us in giving hope and healing to others by taking part in this campaign. Thank you in advance for your kind support!”

Teo Tee Loon, Executive Director

SERVING PRISONERS & THEIR FAMILIES

Televisit Services

Family Resource Centre

Release Preparation Programme

Case Management

Lakeside provides a wide range of services, including:

  • The Family Resource Centre, a one-stop centre for prisoners and their families, which is based at Changi Prison Link Centre.
  • Case Management Support for those who are on the Work Release Scheme, as well as life skills workshops through our Release Preparation Programme.
  • Televisit services for families to visit their loved ones in prison through our teleconferencing facility, as well as holistic programmes for financial assistance, family bonding, and casework support after they are released.

While some of these programmes are funded by Singapore Prisons Services, other value-added services still require fundraising support to provide for the needs of ex-inmates and their families.

We work with about 4000 (ex-)inmates and their families yearly, and this year we are committed to pledging 1000 steps for every inmate we work with. Together with all our staff, volunteers and friends of Lakeside, we hope to walk 4 Million Steps and raise $300,000.

4 million steps for the 4000 (ex-)inmates and their families we work with.

Would you join us?

WALK WITH US

You are welcome to walk with us virtually too! 

Anytime between 1 September to 30 November 2021, join us and clock your steps.

Aim to be the Top Walker each month and stand a chance to win prizes too! Simply submit a screenshot of your steps/distance covered between the first and last day of each month. The participant with the most number of steps clocked will walk away with attractive prizes! (More details to be announced on social media.)

You may track your steps / distance using any fitness app and submit screenshots of the steps / distance covered.

(To simplify the tracking of steps, we are using 1km = 1300 steps)

The Challenge will end on 30 November 2359H. Do submit your steps by 7 December.

FUNDRAISE WITH US

Share your efforts with your family, friends or colleagues. Invite them to support you by donating or joining the Challenge!

You can create your own unique Giving.sg fundraising page with a personalised message or story. Simply click the button below to visit the A Million Steps Giving.sg page and then click on “Fundraise Now”. Invite your contacts to donate on Giving.sg

(Need help creating your own fundraising page? Click here for instructions)

Or

Direct them to donate through Lakeside’s website

DONATE

You can make a difference in the lives of (ex-)inmates and their families with a donation. We hope to raise $300,000 and any amount given will be greatly appreciated!

STORIES

As a school swimming champion, Tan Lee Chiew’s lifelong ambition was to become a professional diver. However, he was introduced to drugs by his peers and everything spiralled out of control, His addiction was so bad that his brother, heartbroken over Lee Chiew’s drug addiction, attempted suicide. He didn’t succeed, but was left a paraplegic with mental health issues.

Today, through Lakeside Family Services, Lee Chiew is on a better path, volunteering with other ex-offenders to serve the elderly and training to become a volunteer counsellor.

Learn more about Lee Chiew’s story, as well as many others like his, and help us remove the walls of stigma and prejudice.

If you need more information or assistance, please contact us at

support-us@lakeside.org.sg